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Roger Deakins, Byways
Roger Deakins, Byways

Thu, Mar 14


Violet Crown Gallery Space & Theater

Roger Deakins, Byways

Collected Works Bookstore, Violet Crown, and Obscura Gallery proudly announce a collaborative offering of engaging events to pay tribute to the esteemed Oscar-winning cinematographer and photographer Sir Roger Deakins.

Date, Time & Location

Mar 14, 2024, 6:00 PM MDT

Violet Crown Gallery Space & Theater, 1606 Alcadesa Street, Santa Fe

About the Event

Delve into the creative mind of Roger Deakins as we honor his remarkable contributions to the art of cinema and photography.  An array of events to be held at Violet Crown and Obscura Gallery will include an insightful author conversation and booksigning of his never-before published photographs, a screening of one of his cinematic masterpieces, No Country For Old Men, and an exclusive exhibition of his captivating photography. 


Thursday, March 14 4pm - 6pm Violet Crown Gallery Space

1606 Alcaldesa St, Santa Fe

Collected Works Bookstore and Violet Crown co-host an author event and film screening.

  • 4:15pm - Bill Shapiro, the former editor-in-chief of LIFE magazine and the founding editor of, will moderate a conversation with Roger Deakins and James Deakins
  • Roger Deakins' book, Byways (published by Damiani Books in 2021 and now in its 7th edition) will be offered for sale 
  • Roger & James Deakins will sign books for guests from 5pm -5:45pm
  • 6pm - 8pm Violet Crown will screen the iconic movie No Country For Old Men, which was filmed in New Mexico, offering audiences a chance to experience Roger Deakins’ cinematic brilliance on the big screen. Anyone with a ticket for the 6pm screening will receive a 10% discount on their book purchase. Get your ticket to the screening from Violet Crown here.

About Byways

Byways is the first monograph by the legendary Oscar-winning cinematographer Sir Roger A Deakins, best known for his collaborations with directors such as the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes and Denis Villeneuve. Byways includes previously unpublished black-and-white photographs spanning five decades, from 1971 to the present. After graduating from college Deakins spent a year photographing life in rural North Devon, in South West England, on a commission for the Beaford Arts Centre; these images are gathered here for the first time and attest to a keenly ironic English sensibility, also documenting a vanished postwar Britain. A second suite of images expresses Deakins’ love of the seaside. Traveling for his cinematic work has allowed Deakins to photograph landscapes all over the world; in this third group of images, that same irony remains evident.

Pre-order your copy of Byways from CW, online here or by calling the store (505) 988-4226

Friday, March 15 4pm - 7pm 

Opening Reception Obscura Gallery Photographic Exhibition 

*New location* at 225 Delgado Street, Santa Fe

Obscura Gallery will host an exclusive exhibition of Roger Deakins photography that reflects a life spent looking and telling stories through images from 1971 to the present, featuring work from his recent publication Byways. Although a highly acclaimed cinematographer, Deakins has also cultivated a passion for still photography, producing compelling portraits and landscapes from visually striking locations throughout the world.  This range of still photography includes notable images from our home state of New Mexico, as well as the seaside of Deakins’ native England, and cinematic views from New Zealand, Australia, and Scotland.

About the Photographer

Roger A Deakins (born 1949), CBE, ASC, BSC, is one of today’s most honored cinematographers, renowned for his vast and varied body of work. He has been nominated for an Oscar 15 times and won the award twice for the films Blade Runner 2049 and 1917. He has been given 5 BAFTA awards and been nominated 10 times. Some of his other Oscar nominations are for: Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners and Sicaro; The Coen Brothers’ Fargo; Martin Scorsese’s Kundun; The Reader; Sam Mendes’ Skyfall; and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, just to name a few. He has also been recognized by his British peers with 11 British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) nominations and 7 wins. His myriad professional honors also two Independent Spirit Awards, numerous Critic’s awards and the National Board of Review’s Career Achievement Award. In the 2021 New Year Honours he was knighted as a Knight Bachelor.

A Tribute to Sir Roger Deakins: How the British Cinematographer Became the Greatest Eye in Hollywood, The Hollywood Insider

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